UCPR and VIA Rail Canada extend lease

L’Orignal, December 17, 2020 – The United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) are pleased to announce that it has agreed with VIA Rail Canada to a mutual contract amendment to extend the current lease of the Prescott-Russell Recreational Trail for an additional six months, until June 30, 2021.

The purpose of the contract extension is to provide leeway for both parities to come to an agreement early in 2021 for the sale of the Prescott and Russell Recreational Trail (also known as the Montreal and Ottawa Sub-Corridor) by VIA Rail Canada to the UCPR.

“This extension will not only allow time for both parties to have further discussions, but it will also allow the Recreational Trail to be used for the upcoming winter season by the various snowmobile clubs in Eastern Ontario, and those that use the trail for winter recreation activities,” stated Stéphane P. Parisien, Chief Administrative Officer of the UCPR.

Discussions will continue over the course of the six-month extension period, and both parties will keep stakeholders apprised of decisions as those details become available.
Posted on 12/17/2020
View of Recreational Trail in the Winter